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AUTHORS: Ishani Ummat and Matt McIlwain | May 24, 2022

Madrona saw the move to intelligent applications early on – we have been investing in the founders building them, the technology powering them and the infrastructure to support them for over 10 years. Today, we believe machine intelligence is the future of software: every successful application built now and in the future will be an… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Aseem Datar | May 4, 2022

Low-Code/No-Code solutions are not new – they have existed in some way, shape, or form for more than thirty years. Microsoft Excel was probably the earliest LCNC solution of its kind — it enabled workflows in various ways for billions of people, most of which are still using it. As a developer, I remember my… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | April 26, 2022

When I first met Molham Aref and heard what he and his team at RelationalAI were building, I was blown away by his vision but was skeptical about whether he and the team could pull it off. For over a decade now, I have seen teams struggle to build intelligent applications at scale due to… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Matt McIlwain | March 25, 2022

Madrona’s mission is to help positively transform the world by partnering with incredible entrepreneurs to build lasting and significant companies. Every March at our Annual Meeting, we provide a progress report to our investors – primarily university endowments, foundations, and families who are aligned with our mission. This week, for the first time since 2019,… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Aseem Datar and Sabrina Wu and Tim Porter | March 22, 2022

George Devol created Unimate, the first digitally operated and programmable robot in 1954, and since then, we have been awed by the likes of C-3P0 from “Star Wars,” Tipsy – the cocktail serving robot in Las Vegas, and Scout – Amazon’s delivery robots in Snohomish County. But recent technological advancements mean robotics is now primed… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Chris Picardo | February 15, 2022

Terray Therapeutics announced today their Series A round of $60 million led by Madrona.  We have been working with the company for over two years through the pandemic and are excited to talk more broadly about the company, their mission and our belief in the power of the Intersections of Innovation.  Interested in hearing from… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Coral Garnick Ducken and Jay Bensal | February 14, 2022

Prototyping is a critical process for early-stage companies. And how you work and with whom you work in the earliest stages of building, when focus is so crucial to the success of your company, can determine whether or not you end up with a viable product. There is no one way to go about this… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Steve Singh and Aseem Datar and Elisa La Cava | February 10, 2022

We are excited to welcome Leaf Logistics to the Madrona family. Logistics is a growing space, and technology has the power to significantly change the industry, improve customer service, and deliver greater efficiency to everyone from retailers to customers to the people behind the wheel. We were so excited to meet Anshu Prasad and Stefan… LEARN MORE >




This week on Founded and Funded, we spotlight our next IA40 winner – Starburst Data. Managing Director Matt McIlwain talks to co-founder… LEARN MORE >


In this episode of Founded and Funded, Madrona is launching a special series to highlight some of its IA40 winners, starting with… LEARN MORE >


Portfolio Companies Reflect on 2021, Share 2022 Goals and Advice for Other Startups

We just wrapped our annual meeting, which we were able to have in person for the first time in three… LEARN MORE >


In this episode of Founded and Funded, Madrona Managing Director Matt McIlwain and Partner Aseem Datar sit down with Qumulo CEO Bill Richter to talk about developing meaningful partnerships. Madrona was… LEARN MORE >


In this episode of Founded and Funded, partner Aseem Datar sits down with co-founder of to talk about the power of building tools for developers, the difficulty of integrate AI (SpiceAI… LEARN MORE >